About Our Summer Programs
We did it safely for campers, families and our team for 2020, 2021 and we will do it again! We opened Summer Camp on July 6, 2020 during the pandemic and we successfully created a negative COVID environment throughout the summer (and have continued programming safely as of December 2021) based on our COVID procedures/protocols, registration structure and our amazing families. We are definitely all in this together!
Welcome to HealthBarn USA, the only camp where you can eat, plant, cook and play! We offer Summer Camp (ages 4-6, 7-9 and 10-15) and Summer Seedlings (ages 3-5) in Ridgewood, NJ (we are no longer operating at Abma’s Farm). This hands-on fun and educational experience serves as an important building block for your child’s healthy future in the midst of our fast-food, high touch technology culture and pandemic. Our goal is to give campers the tools to build strong bodies and healthy minds — it’s not only possible, it’s contagiously fun!
Our award-winning curricula empower campers to master organic gardening, culinary, nutrition and life skills (including putting values into practice) while having a great time! The hands-on cooking includes our “test kitchen” as well as preparing a naturally delicious breakfast, lunch and snack each day with freshly picked ingredients from the garden. There is no need to pack any food! We will accommodate for food allergies upon request.
We are proud to be a New Jersey licensed summer camp and excited to announce that our organic teaching garden is a certified sustainable habitat by the National Wildlife Federation!